What are commodities? Commodities are raw materials or agricultural products that are often used to produce finished goods. Many different types of commodities exist today, but broadly they can be broken down into three distinct categories: Energy. Commodities in the energy sector include crude oil, natural gas, coal and other fossil fuels. Metals. Some of…

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